Michael Jackson Immortalized at Hollywood Handprint Ceremony
Michael Jackson's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, honored their father by immortalizing his handprints and footprints in wet cement during a ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday (Jan. 26).
According to Reuters, Paris imprinted her father's iconic sequined glove into the cement, while Prince and Blanket placed his shoe into the cement, before all three left their own handprints next to their father's. A hundred fans attended the event, including Justin Bieber, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones and Jackson's brothers Tito and Jackie.
Jackson's mother Katherine called the ceremony "a very, very solemn occasion for my son." Bieber, in turn, told the crowd, "Everything I do, I look at Michael and I want to be as good as he was."
Jackson's prints will now reside next to Hollywood royalty like Fred Astaire and Marilyn Monroe at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The ceremony comes one day before Cirque du Soleil begins a three-night stay at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of their "Michael Jackson: The IMMORTAL World Tour" run.